Health in Detention

Swiss TPH offers this one-week course in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to give health professionals the information, methods and tools needed to analyse and address health and human rights issues affecting people in detention. The course covers topics such as detainee health, health systems, control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and ethical issues that arise when providing healthcare services to populations in detention. It also provides an overview of the main legal instruments, professional codes and declarations designed to protect the rights of prisoners, detainees and patients. This course is open to participants working in the field of health in detention, nationally or internationally, and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to bring together academics and clinical, public health and legal experts.

Level: Postgraduate
Language: English

Course Facts

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The Health in Detention course aims to provide health professionals with the information, methods and tools needed to analyse and address health and human rights issues affecting people in detention. By the end of the course, participants will be able to define the main legal instruments, professional codes and declarations designed to protect the rights of prisoners, detainees, and health professionals responsible for the care of these populations.

Course Content

The course covers a broad range of topics considering health and human rights issues in places of detention. The students will discuss issues like, for example, global challenges in places of detention, health and well-being of detainee populations and medical ethics/ medical confidentiality and dual loyalty for health care providers.

Learning Methods

The course is based on the principles of adult learning and the teachers facilitate the learning process. The facilitators will share their experience and expertise with the participants. A broad spectrum of educational methods will be used.

Evaluation

At the end of the week, short answer question will be used as a test to measure the individual performance of each participant.